Happy Hour: Classic Vodka Martini
"Effen martini, please," I ordered from the bartender at a local upscale bar.
"Wow, butch..." replied my date.
This is actually a common reaction. Guys are so fixated on their sweeter mixed beverages that on the one time they do try a regular, straight-up martini they think it's shiver-inducing and too harsh. The idea of someone drinking a martini is thus associated with sophisticated dads from a bygone era and secret agents.
But that's only because they haven't enjoyed a well made martini using premium vodka, which should come across as a bright, crisp, vibrantly chilled cocktail.
So here's the classic recipe, which is as delicious as it is sexy.
The EFFEN Martini
2 OZ EFFEN Vodka
1 OZ dry vermouth
1. Fill shaker with ice.
2. Add EFFEN Vodka and dry vermouth.
3. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
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